Gold L4 H3

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Finally got logbook back as Motor Caravan.
Build has been interesting to say the least.. I put windows in and awning on within a few days of the van being delivered and then left it until June this year, and a hectic 5 weeks commenced with the help of David Black. Electric bed is on four 1000mm actuators from Gimson Robotics and is offset to allow decent size lockers on the offside. Bed slides up and down on poly sliders within Bosch Rexroth channel. 115 litre Vitrifrigo compressor fridge ( I’ve been very very impressed with this !) Thetford Triplex cooker, tambour doors everywhere from Tambourline. Kids seat is a Sportscraft item which comes as a frame only with seatbelt mounts made specifically for the Sevel vans , I had to get a 150mm extension made to raise it up, still needs work to make it
more comfortable for the kids. Electrically it has two Victron 115w panels , Victron controller with Bluetooth adaptor, and two sealed AGM batteries under the kids seat bolted through the van floor to spreader plates. Currently has a simple VSR split charge but that will probably change to a better B2B charger at some point. Sergant electrical system but has a seperate 7stage 30 Amp maintenance charger if we need more power than solar can provide rather than using the Sergants 12v supply. Since I took the pictures I’ve changed the small rear table for a cupboard again with Tambour door utilising the small table top in the same position . Solway panels throughout- made for the H2... interesting fit but I like the look. Polyvision windows with bonded rear. Horrex blinds except Van Demon curtains on back doors.
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Gary, that bed system of yours is bloody amazing............... you might want to see if you can sell the idea to one of the large professional converters such as Hymer!

I honestly can't even begin to understand the mentality of the DVLA for refusing your first application simply on the grounds of a lack of graphics, someone's or a group of heads down there need to roll
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Now it is time for you to all go out and enjoy all your hard efforts, I hope the kids appreciate all of their Dads amazing craftsmanship.

Phil
 


#3
Cheers Phil, finished the build , took it home (built it at work) to clean and pack and left on a 3 week trip round Scotland including the NC500, Outer Hebrides, Skye, Mull, etc. Awesome, 2000 miles in total and chuffed to bits.
Bed is great, really it needs some limit switches to automatically stop it when it’s up and does have a slight voltage drop problem to one side which I have some bits to fit to address that as it’s at a slight angle when raised, only small issues and works a treat. My teenage daughter climbs up on our bed and has realised she can open the Heki and stand up through the roof and look around - I should have picked a bigger Heki for me to fit through !
 


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